Mozilla 1.5 Released
Wednesday October 15th, 2003
Mozilla 1.5 has been released! In addition to enhancements to tabbed browsing, Mail & Newsgroups and the DOM Inspector, this milestone also features many Composer improvements, including support for absolutely positioned elements, better resizing for images and tables, z-index management and a new snap-to-grid option. The ChatZilla IRC client has been overhauled and now includes support for logging. Mozilla 1.5 also features a spellchecker, as well as improved standards support and better performance and stability.
Mozilla 1.5 can be downloaded from the mozilla.org Releases page, the mozilla 1.5 directory on ftp.mozilla.org or the new Mozilla download page. The Mozilla 1.5 Release Notes feature more information, as does the new Mozilla 1.x product page at mozilla.org.
#39 Major improvement on low-end machines
Thursday October 16th, 2003 11:52 PM
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On the computer, which I am forced to use at work (PI 166MHz, 64 MB RAM, Win98), Mozilla 1.5 only takes 30 sec startup time compared to 40 sec with Mozilla 1.4. Moreover, there isn't this extensive swapping after an hour of Mozilla usage. While working with this machine is still enervating, Mozilla has made considerable progress.